Settlement of Powders in Vertical Channels Caused by Gas Escape

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J. R. Johanson, A. W. Jenike

Jenike and Johanson, Inc., Burlington, Mass.

J. Appl. Mech 39(4), 863-868 (Dec 01, 1972) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422882 History: Received May 06, 1971; Online July 12, 2010


The paper discusses the settlement of powders in a vertical channel due to the escape of gas from the solid. The governing equations are discussed along with the methods of solution. Experimental results are presented confirming the theoretical work and the application of the results in predicting bin wall loadings is discussed.

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